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Albizia trees are shown dead and dying after being treated with herbicide. BIISC photo.

Government Crews Kick Up Albizia Effort

February 24th, 2014

Personnel from the state and county will join the Big Island Invasive Species Council in battling the invasive tree in a demonstration project in lower Puna.

County Councilwoman Brenda Ford. File photo.

Funds Would Play Key Role at Domestic Abuse Shelter

February 24th, 2014

A shelter official said a small amount of County Council funding would go a long way toward providing a needed service for women and children in need.

Sightseers crowd atop a lava flow from Mauna Loa that crossed Highway 11 in 1950. US Army Air Corps/HVO photo. Scientists to Repeat Presentation on Mauna Loa Flows February 24th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The presentations by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists will provide a virtual road trip of impacts from Mauna Loa eruptions on major roadways in West Hawaii.

Some examples of acceptable household hazardous waste. Hawaii County Image. Hazardous Waste Collections This Weekend in Waimea, Pahoa February 24th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Oil-based paints, automotive fluids, batteries and pesticides are among the waste that will be collected.

The arrow on this Google Maps image shows the approximate location where the birdwatcher was rescued. Lost Birdwatcher Rescued Off Saddle Road February 24th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, West Hawaii News

The 65-year-old tourist began hiking toward Saddle Road early Friday and was rescued that night.

Google Maps image (click to enlarge). Fire Destroys Unoccupied Nanawale Estates Home February 24th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

Fire inspectors were trying to determine the cause of the fire at an unpermitted home located near the intersection of Molokai and Ali`i streets.

File photo. Police Ask Public’s Help Locating Naalehu Woman February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Maffriette Silk, who police said requires medication, was last seen Feb. 5 in Kona.

State Sen. Sam Slom, left, and Rep. Bob McDermott have been among the most outspoken critics of Pono Choices. Courtesy photos. DOE Convenes Panel to Review Pilot Sex-Ed Program February 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Pono Choices has been the subject of criticism by Republican lawmakers and of more than 100 pieces of written testimony from the public.

An artist's rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope at sunset. Image courtesy TMT.org Regents Approve 30m Telescope Lease; Permit Under Cloud February 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

University of Hawaii regents approved a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope the same day the permit for the project was being debated in a Hilo courtroom.

The seminar on VA loans will be held at the Hawaii Innovation Center of Hilo on Kalakaua Street. Photo by Dave Smith. Seminar Saturday on Home Loans for Veterans February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The seminar being offered by a VA-approved lender will focus on recent changes to again allow veterans to obtain VA loans on homes with water catchment systems.

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